..how well the surface of our bodies matched and fit together when we embraced.
Sir Richard Steele to his soon to be wife – August 1707
I lay down last night with your image in my thoughts, and have awak’d this morning in the same contemplation. The pleasing transport with which I’m delighted, has a sweetness in it attended with a train of ten thousand soft desires, anxieties, and cares. …Dear Molly I am tenderly, passionately, faithfully thine,